British mother brings medicinal THC oil into the UK legally for 1st time

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Hannah Deacon was able to peacefully exit the airport with no hiccups after bringing her THC oil from Amsterdam to treat her epileptic son. (File image via Getty)

A mother of an epileptic boy was able to pass through London City Airport on Tuesday, bringing a five-month supply of THC oil – legally – to the UK for the first time.

Hannah Deacon was able to peacefully exit the airport with no hiccups after bringing her THC oil from Amsterdam to treat her epileptic son.
“Today, for the first time ever in this country, we have bought back THC oil through the airport legally, which is amazing,” The Independent quoted Deacon as saying after passing through customs.
She added:
“It is very, very important for him to have a normal, happy life so it’s a momentous occasion for us, his whole family and for him, most importantly.”

British government’s reforms

Deacon’s successful attempt comes after the British government made some reforms following an outcry from two UK mothers, who had to suffer to get legal access to cannabis oil to treat their two epileptic sons.

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Billy Caldwell pictured with his mother Charlotte at their home near Castlederg in Co. Tyrone. (Image via Jonathan Porter/PressEye)

Last month, Charlotte, the mother of Billy Caldwell, a 12-year-old epileptic boy, had her cannabis oil confiscated at their airport soon after her return from Canada. Her story pushed the British government to review their ban on medical cannabis.

Also, after much-exerted efforts, licenses were granted by the Home Office on 19 June to Alfie Dingley, who needed cannabis to treat his epilepsy.

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Six-year-old Alfie Dingley, his parents Drew Dingley and Hannah Deacon and actor Sir Patrick Stewart (Image via PA WIRE)

UK’s review of cannabis

Last week, UK’s top medical chief Professor Dame Sally Davies told the British government after her review that there is “conclusive evidence” of its benefits for some conditions.
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Chief Medical Officer of England Sally Davies (Image via Telegraph)
Meanwhile, the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs will issue an assessment on whether medical marijuana should be approved in the coming weeks.
Deacon, who dubbed cannabis, as a “miracle” medication, said no family should have to go through the same “arduous” ordeal.
“Families are going through hell single every day with children with severe epilepsy. This drug could take it all away,” she said.
“It should be available to prescribe easily for doctors and the only way that is going to happen is by re-scheduling.”
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